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association, citizens for better community, culture to culture, why in the chamber of commerce of northern care of -- kawai and chamber of commerce of northern california, northern california chinese athletic association, national association of american professionals, national federation of independent business, national federation of filipino americans, the filipino chamber of commerce, around of applause for all of our community partners, please. that was a lot. [applause] >> i am so glad he had to do that. our next speaker is u.s. congressmen. he is representing the 15th congressional district of california in the u.s. house of representatives. in congress, he is a member of the powerful house appropriations and budget committee. share of the democratic caucuses, new media working group, house democratic senior went, and the original author of the equity and excellence commission now housed in the u.s. department of education. his district includes silicon valley, the birthplace of technology. mike has dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil-
, academia, commerce, art, entertainment, and government. today, we must come together, not only in celebration, but an acknowledgment of the work that lies ahead. we understand that this is a global economy. the opportunities are ones that we can only surpassed if we come together. we can win the future if we dream together, if we work together. as a society, as an economy, the best is yet to comment. let me leave you with this last idea. every moment affords us an opportunity to change the world. let's seize that moment in each and every moment that succeeds that moment and let's do that together in celebration of our asian-pacific heritage and recognition of the great heritage as all the people that make up san francisco and california. we will truly honored this month, our heritage and our future. thank you very much. [applause] >> ok. all right. we have some competition on the stage right now. >> a couple of other people we need to thank. we have a bunch of co-hosts, the san francisco board of supervisors. a round of applause, please. [applause] our event shares and co-chair
with people. this was a speech bent on keeping those wavering obama voters. house commerce court >> they talk about goals and the contrast between what they wanted to do in what mitt romney wanted to do. call >> to president clinton was in giving a lecture on defense of obama in what was wrong with the republican party's local discontent. call or so soon gone are their voter suppression of offered being pushed? >> this is a voter based elections. this is about turnout. >> there is a big problem with laws that prevent half the people and low income people from getting to the polls. qr half credit oscar house arctic mark or then apple where word from which we'll >> he was a great person. in-house thing he was always positive and upbeat. he was committed to his family with four kids and a wife. >> he was also committed to keeping the public safe which involved in making cars stopped on california highways. >> one of the dangers is you never know what you're going to get. for me to get the news was a shock to me. >>pam: at video from the scene of a deadly shooting in oakland, and happened
, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. >> we would please ask so that we can proceed as efficiently as possible. -- we would please ask that you take secondary conversations outside so that we can proceed as efficiently as possible. unless otherwise announced, each person will have three minutes for public comment on each item. please address your comments to the item being heard.
with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission. they have a program called the street artist program, and one requirement was that it be removed and th
with the business community. one of the biggest champions is that california chamber of commerce. we know it is good for business. and please, organized with the neighborhood bars. there are so many great neighborhood bars in this city that could add that neighborhood element to political organizing. and when you are a district supervisor, it is one thing to have nightclub owners come to you. it is another thing to have neighborhood business owners like bar owners coming to you. we need to organize as a bar owner and that will move us in a positive direction. i am optimistic about the future of night life in this city. i think we have turned a corner. there's a broader and broader consensus that this matters for the broader culture of san francisco. thank you. [applause] for many years, the entertainment commission -- >> for many years, the entertainment commission, which has been under the auspices of the city was guided by ed lee. he is now the mayor san francisco. he was going to be here today, but was called away. but he sent paul anderson to deliver a message. [applause] >> not ed lee. but i pl
and not in the second update for the america's cup. staffing that office is 311, the chamber of commerce, sf travel, the port, and oewd. it is designed to beat a central point of information distribution, both for the public and for the teams coming here to race. traffic started off light, but it is steadily growing. meaningful work is being done there. right before this hearing, i made a hearing with a team to work out their visa issues. the port is represented by myself personally from time to time. it seems to be a success. on the finance side of things, as was reported in the executive director of's report, we were lucky enough to get an award of $1.3 million for prop k funds for removal of the pier. there is a slight delayanother p date that was not mentioned, we added parklets before the event. they are just what they sound like, miniature parks. they provide seating space, perhaps restrooms, trash, recycling facilities. visitors to the embarcadero will have a place to stop and rest. lastly, ongoing good news -- what can i say? it continues to be great. the 27th cruise terminal which continue
, the board of supervisors, and the chamber of commerce, public and private individuals and leaders support this approval for a classroom that can be open year round and provide our kids with tremendous incentives for their high school and college careers. for the public, my proposal is on my website. i wish you very well. i hope you support this arena. thank you. >> thank you. any further public comment? we do have a resolution in front of us, 1261, which i already had a motion to pass. any other comment on the resolution? all in favor? >> 9b, establishing a citizens advisory committee for the proposed project on piers 30,32, and sea wall what 330. >> good afternoon, commissioners could a special projects manager representing the same team that was enumerated. i am here to introduce our special projects analyst who is going to be working with the oewd team. working on the community outreach program. specifically, we will be staffing the proposed cac should you approve the formation of that cac today. >> that afternoon, commissioners. special projects analyst. please excuse my nerves. it wa
beach. the central district is a truly a center of business, commerce, and tourism. we are home to 20,000 hotel rooms in our district and have 24 schools and 24 parks and or playgrounds in the district. this is in a very small geographical area. we average 5500 calls per service per month. we cover union square, chinatown, the financial district, north beach, russian hill, telegraph hill, the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. our main supervisor is supervisor david chiu and supervisor marc farrell has a pocket and supervisor james kim has a pocket along geary street. the population is about 75,000 residents in a 1.8 square mile area. on any given day, the population swells to about 350,000
of the commerce department, it's obama. >> stephen: just connect the dots, folks, okay. one, obama can make and or is a hurricane. (laughter) two, he can predict the weather months in advance. three, i already had this finger up and i can't put it back. obama. he controls the weather. i mean we should have known, all black people can control the weather. (applause) very informative documentary, by the way. it's where i learned that bald people can implant thoughts in your mind. out of my head, carville. i don't want to picture mary matalin like that. oh, oh-- oh, she worked out. folks, speaking of mind control, bill clinton gave a speech last night scheduled for half an hour which just wrapped up a few minutes ago. (laughter) and i would add hit clinton started strong. >> we are here to nominate a president. (cheers and applause) and i've got one in mind. >> stephen: unfortunately, barack obama defeated her four years ago. (laughter) luckily, luckily bill had another option. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. >> (cheers and applause) but who burns for america on the ins
records from the commerce department show that companies that are affiliated with the president's job council imported more than 12,000 shipments from china since january of 2011. the shipments include bulk steel, neuron are you it and airline parts. by choice or by force, the u.s. military judge ruling that suspect in the ft. hood massacre must be clean shaven before his murder trial. the defense claims that his beard is because of his muslim faith but the judge said that there is no evidence that is, in fact, true. his lawyers say they will appeal, meaning another delay in the case. >> and a cardinal closing out the democratic national convention last night with a special blessing for life. that is a reminder of how the democrats and the catholic church disagree on the key issue of abortion and contraception. >> we praise you for the get of life, grant us the courage to defend it, life without which no other rights are secure. we ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected. >>heather: he delivered a similar benediction last week at the r
breath away. out's not a random commerce department figure. some boring purchasing manager's report. some consumer confidence number. it's a big enchilada. the nonfarm payroll report. out's got guac and picante. it's the most important number yet. the one with maximum negative um pact on the stock market when it's been a wee bit disapointing as opposed to missing by a country mile like today. you have the biggest semiconductor company on earth intel preannouncing a tremendous miss many sales, meaningful decline in gross margins. intel used to be important. let's look at growth wars in tablet and smartphone. the best acting stocks, google, amazon, apple, three-way free-for-all that will lead to shrinking margins, right? put the negatives together and how much should we have been down today considering the rally coming into the session? of course we have to give up yesterday's gains. let's lop off 2% from the s&p. take the nasdaq down by three. isn't it even that way too positive? given that what moved us this week involved actions taken over there in europe, not here in the usa. europe can
is frequently the problem. government gets in the way of commerce, government gets in the way of investment, government gets in the way of success and the rate of return. he's a man of government. i didn't see anything different today. he's still a man of government and republicans who oppose that, they're going to hurt the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and they're going to have dirty air. i just don't agree with him, i'm sorry, i'm not in his camp. >> you know, john harwood, it seemed like the only big applause lines that he had this evening were when he said, surplus, try a tax cut, deficit too high, try another, feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts, roll back regulation and call me in the morning in reference to the republicans. it didn't seem like a speech that well received by the audience. >> no, that's not the case, brian. it was extremely well received here in the hall. and i can imagine it will be extremely well received by the people that president obama was trying to reach in this election. he was fighting against two different deficits. one was an enthusiasm deficit, a di
recollection that goes on at the memorial but it's also full of life, of people on the street and commerce and all the great things that make new york what it is. >> harris: last year president obama and former president bush visited the world trade center site to mark 10 years since the attacks. this year the officials say the president will on or about a moment of silence at the white house to attend a memorial at the pentagon and visit wounded troops at the walter reed medical center. a bank manager claims gun gunmen forced theory rob her own bank branch by strapping what they said was a bomb to her body. [explosion] >> harris: what the bomb squad said about that device coming up. and, just weeks after prince harry's naked vegas party pictures surfaced. remember those? the third in line to the british thrown has arrived in an entirely different kind of desert. details ahead. you know what i love abut this country? trick question. love everything abt this country! including prilosec otc. you know one pill each morning treats your frequent heartburn so you can enjoy all ts great land of o
left president clinton as commerce secretary and joining president obama chief of staff, it was pretty partisan when clinton was there. they did impeach a president. it was pretty -- newt gingrich was a very tough leader who had led the revolution for the republicans to take back the house the first time in 40 years. and he was the leader of the group. what surprised me first of all was just enormous bitterness and anger deviciveness that was deep. i think a lot of that was the last 10 years of the fragmentationch our politics, media, fact that you've got these media organizations that take one side or the other and may drive it, drive it, drive it. >> charlie:basically cable television and talk radio. >> yeah and over the last few years we could have a year around campaign mentality. a lot of that is driven by that kftion on television shows on sunday. it's all about the politics. so what goes on in a campaign which used to end at the of the campaign and then you govern now bawtion of the year-round poll sticking and campaigning you're governing with the same climate and attitude at t
's about speaker thomas birkett read in the contentious 51st commerce. if you got a chance uribe camille enjoyed meeting the author. if you have that, come anyway and listen to him talk about the book in its research and doing a and maybe get some pointers. at an outcome would probably have some budding authors in our audience either here or on c-span. let me just briefly introduce today a soft authors so we can get into the program. i would mention that there is an article by our speaker, guy gugliotta in our current edition of our capital film magazines, copies of it in the back. please pick one up on your way out. it's also available online in and interact diversion at the historical society's website, and www..u.s. chs.org. our speaker today is guy gugliotta. after commanding a swift boat in south vietnam he became a journalist who has covered latin america, served 16 years as a national reporter for the "washington post" and has written extensively on science and policy issues for a variety of publications including "the new york times," "national geographic," wired, discover and th
% unemployment. twelve.8% unemployment in st. lucie county. the chamber of commerce, stewart and jensen beach and palm city and martin county. they do not look to grow and expand and i don't know what the president is talking about. stuart: what do you make of what the president said last night. your opinion on that. he said cut the deficit over the next ten years. create a million new manufacturing jobs in four years, cut oil imports in half by 2020 and have 100,000 new math and science teachers. >> the stimulus was supposed to help us hire a bunch of teachers and that is not the important part of the federal government and more of a payback to the national education association and a lot of manufacturing jobs he is looking to create. not right to work states like florida and we remember what the administration did as far as going after boeing when they tried to open a plant in south carolina. the president said he would cut the deficit in half and what have we seen? four straight years of toil and dollar deficit of $1.2 trillion and when you look at fiscal year 2013 budget the debt that he
but they are not unheard of. frank nap, small be chamber of commerce, also someone who has been big nationally trying to represent small business interests. you say positively. do they say positively to in this administration? >> american sustainable business council is a coalition of over 50 organization, state and national that weapon help 50,000 -- that represent 150,000 small businesses. what we hear most pressing concern to a small business is fact we need more consumer demand. >> what does that mean? a lot of your colleagues have been saying, this president has not heard our pleas. >> i am not sure what pleas they are talking about. you heard earlier that obama administration has -- by 18%, and obama carry created a tax credit for small businesses, who' to offer he'll shumpg. health insurance, there are a number of things that obama administration is doing. we're saying is that our interest, do not match up with interest of big business, we speak for ourselves, we look at issues for what is going to impact small. we know if we can get more capital -- access to capital for small business, and al
tech. and the degree to which it can move into other areas of vi industry and commerce and absolutely devastate what already exists there and how many hundreds of companies are under threat. for example, the hotel industry is petrified as to how google develops its travel search capabilities and the sort of economic model that it decides it will impose on the rest of the industry because it's so dominant. this is not just a pandora story. this is going to be replicated time and time again, isn't it? >> yeah. go back to what's going on in maps. there's lots of -- when you're looking at all these worlds colliding and how these devices, meaning phones, smartphones, tablets, these are becoming the central driver of your life. people are using computers, less people are watching tv. these devices are taking over more and more functions of your daily life. as they do that, the idea is, why don't you want to control more of the services that flow every day over these devices when you know how to deliver a great user experience? and so this isn't apple saying, we want to make lots of money in
many small businesses from adding employment. the chamber of commerce carried out a survey, they asked businesses all over america, what's the impact of a particular piece of legislation and people came back, 75% of the people surveyed said, that piece of legislation keeps us from hiring people. that legislation we have to get rid of is known as obama care and i'm going to get rid of it. [applause] now that doesn't mean that we're not going to make improvement to our health kay system. we know that health care is too expensive. obama care doesn't make it less expensive. when the president ran for office, he said he would cut premiums by $2,500 per family. obama care pas is up $2,500 a family. that's a $5,000 difference and for median family in america of $50,000 about, that $5,000 is a huge impact. has a huge impact. i'm going to go after getting the cost of health care to get reined in and by the way, i'm going to do that by taking on malpractice, i'll do that by letting individuals be able to buy their own insurance. without just getting it from their company. and of course, in heal
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